News from the GYM
Phy Ed isn't what it used to be!
Check below for what your child is doing in the gym right now!
We will be using scooters to play games and move around the gym!
Popsicle warm ups
We are using Popsicle sticks to create warm up exercises. Students will be doing something similar at home.
TENNIS SHOES REQUIRED!!
Please help remind your students to bring tennis shoes for gym class.
5TH GRADE CROSS COUNTRY RACE
Running can be a frustrating for some students. We will spend time each day talking about pacing and setting small goals. We build our endurance by taking small jogs and extending them each day. Students with asthma and medical heath concerns are encouraged to go at their own pace and do their best.
Their enthusiasm energizes me each day. After making sure all the shoes are tied, strapped and velcro tight-- we are off moving to the music. Students are practicing their locomotor skills by walking, jogging, skipping and galloping to the music and practicing STOPPING when the music stops.
As many of you may have heard, we are learning the names of bones and muscles-- we started this week with the silliest one of all; our GLUTEUS MAXIMUS (aka the muscle in your bottom) Ask your child if they remember the name of the muscle on their backside!
**Parents, please help your child enjoy their gym time even more by sending tennis shoes to school with them. It helps the classroom teachers if they wear tennis shoes to school instead of having to change-- we have very little time to do those little switches so please have them wear tennis shoes if they can! Thanks in advance.
We are playing tag games right now! These simple games help reinforce our rules; Stay on your FEET, LOOK where you are going, KEEP your body under control!
**Tennis shoes are a very important piece of the puzzle! Students must have tennis shoes to participate in class (for safety reasons). If students do not have tennis shoes they will have to watch and help be my "eyes". Please help them get the most out of their gym time by sending tennis shoes with your child. Let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding tennis shoes.